Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Seamus DONNELLY
Firhouse, Dublin / Ennistymon, Clare

DONNELLY Seamus, 01 April 2017, Firhouse, D.24 formerly of Ennistymon, Co. Clare. After a short illness in St James’ Hospital (predeceased by his wife Mary). Deeply regretted by his daughters Helen, Claire, and Nicola, sons-in-law Michael, Liam & James, his beloved grandchildren Alex, James, Danny, Sophie, Fionn and Leo, brother Noel, sisters Aileen and Mary, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.


May he Rest in Peace.


Reposing at Massey Bros Funeral Home, Templeogue Village on Friday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm and to his daughter Claire’s residence thereafter (house private). Removal on Saturday morning to St. Anne’s Church, Bohernabreena arriving for 10am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Bohernabreena Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Irish Heart Foundation. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeogue Village Ph: 01 4907601.


Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.

Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.


The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising